Editors. "Prince Metternich issues Six Articles to maintain despotic government". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17972, accessed 10 March 2014.]
In Austria, Prince Metternich passes Six Articles which limit the powers of the Diets in constitutional states and subordinate local state law to federal law. By doing so, he hopes to maintain the system of despotic government in the face of popular opposition from pro-democratic movements like the Hambach festival.